Backpacking Denali National Park Unit 10
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Backpacking Denali National Park Unit 10 30-mile adventure in Denali National Park Backcountry Unit 10, West Branch Upper Toklat River August 21-23, 2020 In my experience, many outdoorsy Alaskans have spent more time in Yosemite … Read More

Rainy Day Chugach Traverse
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Rainy Day Chugach Traverse 27.5-mile traverse through the heart of central Chugach State Park July 25-26, 2020 I looked at the forecast again. “I don’t really feel like going,” I told my girlfriend. “You need … Read More

Packrafting the Escalante River
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Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Packrafting the Escalante River A 69.9-mile low-flow packrafting adventure down southern Utah’s Escalante River May 26-29, 2020 “You’re a little late,” the woman at the Escalante Visitor Center told me over the phone. The Escalante River, … Read More

The Bomber Traverse Map [wholesale]
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Current edition of the Bomber Traverse Map in wholesale quantities. Wholesale orders are delivered by hand.

Please do not place a wholesale order unless you are an approved wholesaler.

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Castner Glacier ice caves
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Castner Glacier Ice Caves Three Jan-Feb 2020 trips to the Castner Glacier ice caves January 25, January 30, and February 4, 2020 The word “otherworldly” gets used a lot when describing outdoor places, and it’s … Read More

Point 4630: An After-Work Microadventure
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Point 4630: An After-Work Microadventure 12.9-mile after-work solo scramble up the north face of Point 4630 August 12, 2019 The term “microadventure” was coined (or at least popularized) by British adventurer Alastair Humphreys, who defined … Read More

Current Packraft Companies
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Packraft History Current Packraft Companies Below is an alphabetical directory of established companies in the packraft industry. Aire USA Maker of the unique BAKraft packraft line. BAKraft packrafts feature self-bailing cockpits and separate air chambers inside Vectran fabric tubes. aire.com … Read More

Cockpit Configurations
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Anatomy of a Packraft Packraft Cockpit Configurations The cockpit of a packraft is the area in which a paddler sits. There are three broad categories of packraft cockpits: open boats, decked boats, and self-bailers. No one cockpit type is necessarily … Read More

Tokositna to Talkeetna
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« Trip Reports on Winterbear.com Tokositna to Talkeetna A 68.5-mile packraft trip down the Tokositna, Chulitna and Susistna Rivers, from the Peters Hills to Talkeetna July 13-14, 2019 Some weekends are just weekends, and others are a week of adventure … Read More

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